REVIEWS

/ COLIN PERRY
View of Contour Biennale 8, “Polyphonic Worlds: Justice as Medium,” Mechelen, 2017.
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Colin Perry

What could be more pertinent to today’s helter-skelter mudslide into the political abyss than a reflection on the idea of justice? The eighth edition of the Contour Biennial is dedicated to this most noble of themes. Both thrilling and frustrating, the biennial offers vertiginous perspectives by artists and theorists, as... continue reading
View of Fouad Elkoury’s “Blues for the Orient,” Rodeo, London, 2016.
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Colin Perry

Fouad Elkoury’s photographic installations produce in me a swell of desire and mourning for places that I have never directly observed. Since the 1970s, Elkoury has photographed his home country of Lebanon and the surrounding areas of North Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, tracing a geography of places through... continue reading
Coco Fusco’s “And the Sea Will Talk to You”

CECILIA BRUNSON PROJECTS, London

Coco Fusco, And the Sea Will Talk to You, 2012.
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Colin Perry

Much is said and little is shown in Coco Fusco’s video installation And the Sea Will Talk to You (2012). We are on a raft, it seems, adrift in the middle of the Florida Straits, the camera dipping intermittently below the turquoise waves and back up to a blank horizon.... continue reading
View of Ian Breakwell, “Important Works from the '60s and '70s,” Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, 2015.
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Colin Perry

Ian Breakwell was an iconic figure of London’s counter-culture in the 1960s and ’70s whose bleak and laconic text-works, films, performances, and photo-collages explored motifs of alienation, desire, and bathos. Always something more than a gallery artist, Breakwell worked with organizations such as the London Filmmakers’ Co-op (LFMC), the Artist... continue reading
Lindsay Seers, Nowhere Less Now, 2012.
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Colin Perry

Outside the Frieze Art Fair’s tented metropolis in Regent’s Park, London’s more permanent gallery spaces this week offered countless illuminated or screen-based spectacles. I was transported, more than once, into other worlds: dizzying screen-spaces in which gender, geography, and time blur and fracture. This was all the more pronounced because,... continue reading

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